Lasted edited by Andrew Munsey, updated on June 14, 2016 at 9:12 pm.
The UK's Power Generation Technology (PGT) has announced the development of PowerPlus, retrofit water overspray system for power station gas turbines that it claims can reduce emissions by 40 per cent. This equipment also dramatically reduces turbine fuel consumption and increases power generation.
Much of the information and wording for this initial presentation is derived from (Power Engineering International 25 May 2006)
(searching for Power Generation Technology Ltd's website)
PowerPlus injects minute jets of water into the turbines through a patented system, which cools the unit. By keeping the unit cool emissions are radically reduced alongside a 25 per cent drop in turbine fuel consumption. Turbines then become more efficient and can generate an additional 25 per cent of power.
PGT says that a power station operating eight 200 MW gas turbines fitted with PowerPlus units can save up to £150m ($280m) in fuel every year as well as generate extra revenue of up to £80m through increased megawatt production.
System is patented.
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PowerPlus is the brainchild of Power Generation Technology Ltd's Chief Executive Tony Archer.
Archer is a mechanical engineer with almost 30 years experience in the power and petrochemical industries.
Power Generation Technology Ltd is backed by a group of investors, including Sheikh Alli Said Al Harthy who is a member of the Royal Family of Oman.
Five global organizations have signaled their intentions to install this new technology, which could lead to potential contracts worth between £12.5m and £200m.
The Chinese government has expressed an interested in the device for its 10,000 power stations, a contract that could be worth £45bn to PGT.
PGT has production and maintenance agreements with a number of key UK companies including NEL and specialist machine manufacturers, Fairless.
Initially, around 50 Tees Valley-based engineering specialists, manufacturers and equipment suppliers will be involved in the manufacture and maintenance of PowerPlus units. In addition, Power Generation Technology Ltd is creating an initial 15 new jobs and investing in a planned new head office building in Billingham. The company has also established offices and workshops in Oman and China.
Alli Said Al Harthy is a sucessful Omani businessman from a prominant family, not the Royal Family.
Invention will cut emissions - Mechanical engineer Tony Archer has developed a device to reduce emissions and fuel consumption in power station turbines and has set up a company, Power Generation Technology, to commercialise his invention. (The Northern Echo, UK June17, 2006)
PowerPlus GT efficiency system launched - The UK's Power Generation Technology (PGT) has announced the development of PowerPlus, retrofit water overspray system for power station gas turbines that it claims can reduce emissions by 40 per cent. This equipment also dramatically reduces turbine fuel consumption and increases power generation, which will play a major role in extending the life of the planet's gas reserves. (Power Engineering International 25 May 2006)
The technology was identified as early as the 1940's when an American engineer noticed that when he tried to clean his turbine blades by spraying water into his turbine while running he got an increase in power. Since then many systems have been tried cold and hot water fogging, evap cooling, chillers etc. All have hit a similar problem, a minimal power increase 2-10%, chiller being near the 10% but costing arround 2MW to run, and the down side being they are erossive or corrossive or both. Now PowerPlus is neither erossive or corrossive due to the minute water droplet size and the technology stops coelesing of the droplets, increases mass through the turbine and reduces hot metal part temperature, and reduced fuel consumption. The system also pays for itself in 6-12 weeks on average.
As well as direct to power stations you have oil&gas use off shore platforms refinaries anyone with their own turbine, ask SHELL how many they have globally. You are looking at a market of hundreds of thousands of turbines. Ask GE how many new turbines they are selling each year, it is a growing market.
The technology can also be used on compressors, diesel engines and in aviation, and the company is close to achieveing 100% reduction in emissions with its RD successes.From 25 enquiries the company has a potential$120 billion order book. If this comes to fruition that equates to a massive step in reducing global warming and increasing world power output burning less fuel and extending the life of the planets natural resources. To me that sounds a good deal.
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